With a rapidly-growing reputation for creating emotionally-arresting dance-theatre works, Wayne Parsons Dance presents a sensitive and rousing double bill exploring the theme of memory, featuring spell-binding choreography, new writing, specially-commissioned music and stage design.
Vestige explores posthumous fame and what it means to be remembered. It tells the story of Livia, an enigmatic fictional celebrity who has died young. Fan-girl archivist Suki, needy portrait artist Cath and jealous biographer and ex-husband Killian all share their differing accounts of Livia as she weaves her way through their memories.
The touching, sensitive and playful duet Meeting explores the contextual nature of memory recollection. A finalist at the 6th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition, this compelling duet launched Wayne Parsons Dance’s international reputation for sophisticated storytelling.
"Parsons proves himself a distinctive narrative voice with his compelling new work about a fictional celebrity"
- The Guardian ★★★★
Directed and choreographed: Wayne Parsons
Writing: Ankur Bahl
Set Design: Nicolai Hart-Hansen
Composition: Angus MacRae
Dramaturgy: Pooja Ghai
FOR THE CURIOUS
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists.
Vestige’s development was supported by DanceEast, Cambridge Junction, The Place, English National Ballet, Rich Mix, Akademi, Wiltons Music Hall and the Arts Council England. Vestige was also supported by the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund- an East London Dance Initiative with Canary Wharf Arts + Events, English National Ballet, Redbridge Drama Centre, Sadlers Wells and supported by Hoxton Hall, Studio Wayne McGregor, University of East London and Foundation for FutureLondon
Venue: at The Place